Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in Chicago

Patience. Plenty of it was required over the four-day Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in Chicago as wind conditions varied from fresh to frustrating, and wind shifts swung unpredictably from the lakeshore to offshore. But those who kept their composure during long morning postponements were rewarded with challenging races in the end. Irrespective of the outcome for each of the 163 teams sailing in the regatta, it was a beautiful weekend to be on the cooler Lake Michigan waters, looking westward to the heat factory of downtown Chicago. In the 10-boat J/105 fleet, six races were completed, and Clark Pellett’s Sealark won four of them. Totally 16 overall points, they beat Mike Sheppard’s Flying Pig with 20 points, and Jon Weglarz’s The Asylum with 21. For complete results, click here.

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